Today was a very exciting day around here. I received my order from the new Stampin’ Up 2016-2017 annual catalog and couldn’t wait to start playing!
I decided to start with the adorable Bella & Friends stamp set because Angie (my upline) helped design it. It was one of the perks she received for passing one million dollars in career sales with Stampin’ Up. I also used the Pretty Kitty stamp set since they work so well together. Here’s the card I made.
I stamped the images on a piece of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then added the sentiment using Basic Black ink. I used my Mini Misti for this step to ensure I got everything lined up evenly. Once I had everything stamped, I colored the the images using my Copic markers. Here are the colors I used for each element:
- W3, W1, and W00 for the dog
- YR12, YR14, YR16, and R21 for the cat
- R24, R27, and R39 for the bow and collar
- BG0000 and the Colorless Blender for the sky
- YG13, YG11, YG00 and the Colorless Blender for the grass.
Once I had everything colored, I cut out the images using one of the new Layering Squares Framelits dies. I also used one of the scalloped squares from the same set to cut a mat from Peekaboo Peach cardstock. I also created a banner to go behind my focal image. It’s cut from a 1.5″ wide piece of the Peekaboo Peach DSP from the new In Color DSP Stack. I just used my scissors to add a simple fishtail to the bottom end.
I adhered all my layers then attached everything to an A2 top-folding card base. To finish off the card, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the kitty’s bow and dog’s collar. I also used a black gel pen to go over the eyes on both critters as well as on the dog’s nose and eyebrows. It just gives them a bit of shine a little dimension.
Until next time …